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Cruising with the Olson 25 

  • Article 1: from Rob Sloan (#114, The Baby)
As I mentioned, we have been out of racing for a while, though at one time we did well in the Chesapeake’s CBYRA in the NS class - easier to get crew, my wife and I could handle the boat as a twosome, and my son’s father-in-law (who began with us before acquiring that “title”) was a very constant crew member - particularly in our best season.  Eventually I was more concerned about the rules (both sailing and equipment) than enjoying the racing - so it was time to change gears.  My wife and I find the Olson 25 to be a great little cruiser - easy for two of us to handle, reasonably fast, and able to gunkhole in the Chesapeake Bay reasonably well because of its draft.  (You also go “squish” instead of “bonk” if you are overly confident re the depth.)   We have been out for one to two week cruises (give or take a day) with other boats in our sailing club - as long as we can get to fuel and a place to empty the portajohn every couple of days it works real well.  Of course, we also enjoyed tent camping when we were younger and took the kids on vacation.


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Sailing News

The Canadian Olson 25 Nationals are going to be at Barrie Yacht Club in September 2011.
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The 34rd America's Cup protocol stipulates all new yachts. It will be held in San Francisco Sept 7-22, 2013.
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Yacht Facts

Check out this article on the Olson 25 from Sailing Magazine